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Brooklyn Babylon -- A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.


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  (in credits order)
Tariq Trotter ... Solomon, Member of The Lions

Karen Starc ... Sara (as Karen Goberman)
Bonz Malone ... Scratch

David Vadim ... Judah
Rahzel ... Narrator
Earl Contaste ... Ras Don
Carol Woods ... Cislyn

Slick Rick ... Buddah
Mad Cobra ... Key Bouncer
Camille Cruse ... Cindy

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ... Member of The Lions
James 'Kamal' Gray ... Member of The Lions
Leonard 'Hub' Hubbard ... Member of The Lions
Kyle 'Scratch' Jones ... Member of The Lions
Mina Bern ... Nanna

Joanne Baron ... Aunt Rose

Olek Krupa ... Uncle Vlad

Daniel Sauli ... Abe (as Daniel Serafini-Sauli)
Steve 'Simcha' Gottlieb ... Sara's Father
Spragga Benz ... Himself
Yossi Piamenta ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alasha Bartley ... Clubgoer
Flo Brown ... Clubgoer

Vernon Campbell ... Bouncer
Tara Duvivier ... Clubgoer

Robert Galinsky ... Fanatic Hassidic Jew
Shawn Gee ... Clubgoer
Derreck D. Johnson ... Clubgoer
Dave Lui ... Clubgoer
Matthew Maysonet ... Clubgoer
Ali Merhi ... Ali AKbar
Eric Raphael ... Clubgoer

Richard Stratton ... Police Officer

Leah Yananton ... Coney Island Girl

Directed by
Marc Levin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marc Levin 
Bonz Malone 
Pam Widener 

Produced by
Joanne Baron .... co-producer
Alex Gibney .... executive producer
Henri M. Kessler .... producer
Bonz Malone .... associate producer
Jake Myers .... co-producer
Rich Nichols .... co-producer
David Peipers .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Ezra Swerdlow .... producer
Lisa West .... associate producer
Original Music by
The Roots 
Cinematography by
Mark Benjamin 
Film Editing by
Emir Lewis 
Casting by
Brett Goldstein 
Production Design by
Andrea Stanley 
Set Decoration by
Chryss Hionis 
Costume Design by
Jacki Roach 
Makeup Department
Lacey Cope .... assistant makeup artist
Nuria Sitja .... makeup department head
Production Management
Becky Glupczynski .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Guerra .... first assistant director
Anura Idupuganti .... second second assistant director
Neil Lewis .... second assistant director
Art Department
Laura Ballinger .... art director: re-shoots
Gwen Bialic .... art department coordinator
Gary Wattson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Michael Baskerville .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Byer .... sound
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
Virginia Storey .... foley artist
Jamie Sulek .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Toepell .... supervising sound effects editor
Alfredo Viteri .... boom operator
Karl Wasserman .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Jeff Bruneel .... visual effects editor
Rob Gyorgy .... digital effects artist
Laurie Kerr .... visual effects producer
Chad Malbon .... visual effects coordinator
Stephanie Finochio .... stunt double
Charles Page .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Casey Campbell .... gaffer
Christopher B. Green .... first assistant camera
Tony Hardmon .... assistant camera
David Harges .... electrician
Steven Kessler .... still photographer
Phillip Todd .... assistant camera
Leah Yananton .... camera intern
Casting Department
Mel City .... casting associate
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynn Ollie .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Ian Hochberg .... Assistant Editor
Joe Landauer .... assistant editor
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
Music Department
Steve Cupani .... music editor
Greg Robertson .... music editor
Other crew
Heath Jacob Baldwin .... production coordinator
Maryann C. Contrubis .... assistant accountant (as Maryann C. Fondulas)
Seth Copans .... script supervisor
Cliff Fuller .... production office coordinator: second unit
Rachel P. Goldstein .... unit publicist
Darrell Higgs .... set production assistant
Vanessa Hoffman .... set production assistant
Cairi Johnson .... set production assistant
Brian Lamia .... office production assistant: re-shoots
Melissa Lintinger .... auditor
Jim McKinney .... key set production assistant
Jeff Murry .... office production assistant
Christopher B. O'Hara .... key office production assistant
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout
Kimberly Shea .... production secretary
Sharif Sherrod .... set production assistant
Markham Sindeband .... set production assistant
Curtis Smith .... key production assistant
Jelmer Steenhuis .... set production assistant
Michael L. Walker .... set production assistant (as Michael Walker)
Hughroy Williams .... set production assistant

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Rated R for language, and for some violence, sexuality and drug use
89 min
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A good movie that could've been great without all the clichés, 8 November 2014
Author: ja-191-280465 from United States

Brooklyn Babylon is Marc Levin's 2001 film about the African American and Jewish community in Brooklyn, N.Y. Set in Crown Heights, the story revolves around Sara, a young Jewish girl and Solomon, an African American aspiring to become a musician. After their cars collide in a sudden car accident, Sara and Solomon lock eyes and develop an instant connection. After their second encounter, the two begin to see each other and its not soon before long until their friends and family disapprove. Eventually violence between their friends ensues and it seems that the more these two fall in love, the harder it is to maintain their budding romance. Gradually, Solomon exposes Sara to a whole new world outside of her Jewish faith which forces her to question her beliefs. Over all, Brooklyn Babylon is a pretty solid movie. Although the film is somewhat cliché, it is still easy to watch. Instead of violence, the film could've had a break through with less violence and more camaraderie between the characters. Marc Levin highlights the cultural backgrounds of the characters in a very profound way. In addition, the acting of the two leads is fairly decent. Watch out for some good musical performances by the roots.

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